GLSA-200610-06 : Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery

2006-10-20T00:00:00
ID GENTOO_GLSA-200610-06.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-11-11T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-06 (Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery)

Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered that it might be possible to forge     signatures signed by RSA keys with the exponent of 3. This affects a     number of RSA signature implementations, including Mozilla's NSS.

Impact :

Since several Certificate Authorities (CAs) are using an exponent of 3     it might be possible for an attacker to create a key with a false CA     signature. This impacts any software using the NSS library, like the     Mozilla products Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200610-06.
#
# The advisory text is Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc.
# and licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike 
# license. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(22892);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.16 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/11/11 20:08:42 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2006-4339", "CVE-2006-4340");
  script_bugtraq_id(19849);
  script_osvdb_id(28549, 29013);
  script_xref(name:"GLSA", value:"200610-06");

  script_name(english:"GLSA-200610-06 : Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery");
  script_summary(english:"Checks for updated package(s) in /var/db/pkg");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-06
(Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery)

    Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered that it might be possible to forge
    signatures signed by RSA keys with the exponent of 3. This affects a
    number of RSA signature implementations, including Mozilla's NSS.
  
Impact :

    Since several Certificate Authorities (CAs) are using an exponent of 3
    it might be possible for an attacker to create a key with a false CA
    signature. This impacts any software using the NSS library, like the
    Mozilla products Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.
  
Workaround :

    There is no known workaround at this time."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200610-06"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"All NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:
    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/nss-3.11.3'
    Note: As usual after updating a library, you should run
    'revdep-rebuild' (from the app-portage/gentoolkit package) to ensure
    that all applications linked to it are properly rebuilt."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(20, 310);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nss");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:gentoo:linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2006/10/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/10/20");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2006/09/05");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Gentoo Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/Gentoo/release", "Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("qpkg.inc");

if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Gentoo");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


flag = 0;

if (qpkg_check(package:"dev-libs/nss", unaffected:make_list("ge 3.11.3"), vulnerable:make_list("lt 3.11.3"))) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:qpkg_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = qpkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS)");
}